Remembering Elisabeth Elliot: Day 7

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We will continue on with Day 7 of this series  inspired by Tyler Smith from Logos Talk who compiled this list of Elisabeth Elliot’s most famous quotes.

Here is today’s quote:

“Restlessness and impatience change nothing except our peace and joy. Peace does not dwell in outward things, but in the heart prepared to wait trustfully and quietly on Him who has all things safely in His hands.”
-Elisabeth Elliot

What are your thoughts on this? Are you restless and impatient? Or do you peacefully wait on God? Share in the comments!


Recipe: Golden Graham S'Mores!

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Submitted by Liza Grace


If you’re like me and you can never remember to turn off the oven after using it and you are mortally afraid of being responsible for burning your house down, then you probably like no-bake recipes. And if you’re like me and you have a MAJOR weakness for chocolate, you probably like s’mores. Well guess what......I HAVE A NO-BAKE, S’MORE RECIPE FOR YOU!!!

I actually just discovered this recipe a few weeks ago and have made it twice since then. It is ridiculously easy and ridiculously yummy!

So here’s you’re going to want to start off with:

* 8 cups Golden Grahams cereal (1 box)

* 1 (10.5-oz) bag miniature marshmallows (yummmm!!!!)

* 1½ cups semisweet chocolate chips (aka – the best part!)

* ¼ cup light corn syrup

* 5 T unsalted butter

* 1 tsp vanilla

So there are the ingredients! Here are the instructions:

* Spray/butter a 9 by 13 inch pan and set it aside

* Melt the butter, syrup and chocolate chips in a sauce pan over low heat, keep stirring until everything is completely melted.

* Remove from heat and stir in vanilla.

* Pour the cereal in a big bowl.

* Pour chocolate mixture into the cereal.

* Mix everything up and fold in the marshmallows!! You may think that you don’t have enough chocolate or that it’s too hard, but stick to it! The “food” of your efforts are totally worth it!!

* Press the mixture into the pan and enjoy!


And that’s it! It’s super easy and delicious! And it doesn’t call for any weird, uncommon ingredients! It’s perfect for an emergency dessert! And...it’s really good!!


Do you think you will use this recipe? Share in the comments!

An Open Letter to...My Sister

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This is the first installment of the series entitled, "An Open Letter to...". If you would like to participate in this series, please visit the Guest Posting page!

Dear Sister,

There's a quote that says "there's no better friend than a sister." It's printed on Hallmark cards, and pillows, and art to hang on the walls. It's one of those clich├ęs that you find when you do a Google search of "gifts for your sister" or "sister quotes." And, even though it's kind of cheesy and every sister in the world has heard it, I think it's true.

Sister, I've known you for your whole life, I've seen you grow up and develop some awesome character traits. You're so determined and strong-willed and responsible. Even at fifteen, I saw you exhibiting motherly characteristics and understanding things that were well beyond your years. 

I've been there through the good things in your life—I’m your number one fan, because I’m your older sister and I am so proud of you and your accomplishments. But I’ve also been through the hard things with you. There's no one else in this world who has experienced everything that you have, except me. Moving, our parent’s divorce, confusion—I know how you feel, because I feel those same things.

Proverbs 17:17 says, "A friend loves at all times, and a brother is born for adversity." We are sisters for a reason, we were born to love each other at ALL times (even those times when we were younger and we got on each other’s nerves), we were born to stand next to each other and stand up for one another and just be there when things were rough. 

I won't always have the words to say to comfort you, and I won't always be close enough to give you a hug, but I promise to always be available to listen to you, to pray for you, to cry with you and rejoice with you. Because you're not only my sister, but you're my dearest friend.

I want to say thank you—because you have taught me a lot. You are the first person I’ve loved more than myself, the person I was most sad about leaving when I went to college. You taught me responsibility and patience and how to laugh in the most ridiculous ways at the most ridiculous things. 

I hope you have learned from me as well, from my mistakes and my advice and the way I live my life. But what I hope you have learned the most is love. I want you to know and believe how loved you are, by so many people—our parents, me, friends, family. I want you to know and believe in the crazy good love of God. You are loved dearly, more than you can imagine.

I love you little sister.

Love,

   Brittanie

Remembering Elisabeth Elliot Day 6

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We are continuing with Day 6 of this series! Check back tomorrow for our new article entitled, "An Open Letter to My Sister," by guest poster Brittanie.

Restlessness and impatience change nothing except our peace and joy. Peace does not dwell in outward things, but in the heart prepared to wait trustfully and quietly on Him who has all things safely in His hands.
-Elisabeth Elliot


What have you learned in your walk with God about waiting and trusting in Him? 

Remembering Elisabeth Elliot: Day 5

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“Waiting on God requires the willingness to bear uncertainty, to carry within oneself the unanswered question, lifting the heart to God about it whenever it intrudes upon one’s thoughts.”
-Elisabeth Elliot


What are your thoughts on uncertainty? Share in the comments!

Remembering Elisabeth Elliot: Day 4

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Today we are continuing Day 4 of our special series! Thank you to Tyler Smith with Logos Talk who compiled this list of her most famous quotes.

Also, I highly encourage you all to pick up some of Elisabeth Elliot’s books. Through Gates of Splendor tells the story of her and her husband’s mission to the Auca Indians of Ecuador.


“God never withholds from His child that which His love and wisdom call good. God’s refusals are always merciful—‘severe mercies’ at times, but mercies all the same. God never denies us our hearts’ desire except to give us something better.”
-Elisabeth Elliot



What has God said no to in your life—only to give you something better? Share in the comments!

Satan's Lies vs. God's Truth

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We're starting a new series called "Satan's Lies vs. God's Truth." Here is the first installment using Psalm 139! If you would like to contribute to this series, please visit the Guest Posting page!


Satan's Lie: No one understands you.

God’s Truth: “O LORD, You have searched me and known me.
You know when I sit down and when I rise up;
You understand my thought from afar.
You scrutinize my path and my lying down,
And are intimately acquainted with all my ways.
Even before there is a word on my tongue,
Behold O LORD, You know it all.
You have enclosed me behind and before,
And laid Your hand upon me.
Such knowledge is too wonderful for me;
It is too high, I cannot attain to it.”
Psalm 139:1-6


Satan's Lie: You are alone. God is far away. 

God’s Truth: “Where can I go from Your Spirit?
Or where can I flee from Your presence?
If I ascend to heaven, You are there;
If I make my bed in Sheol, behold, You are there.
If I take the wings of the dawn,
If I dwell in the remotest part of the sea,
Even there Your hand will lead me,
And Your right hand will lay hold of me.”
Psalm 139:7-11

Satan’s Lie: This darkness in your life and around you is going to swallow and consume you.

God’s Truth: “If I say, ‘Surely the darkness will overwhelm me,
And the light around me will be night,’
Even the darkness is not dark to You,
And the night is as bright as the day.
Darkness and light are alike to You.”
Psalm 139:12


Satan’s Lie: She's a lot prettier than you. You're just another ugly face in the crowd.

God’s Truth: “For You formed my inward parts;
You wove me in my mother’s womb.
I will give thanks to You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made;
Wonderful are Your works,
And my soul knows it very well.
My frame was not hidden from You,
When I was made in secret,
And skillfully wrought in the depths of the earth;
Your eyes have seen my unformed substance;
And in Your book were all written
The days that were ordained for me,
When as yet there was not one of them.”
Psalm 139:13-16


Satan’s Lie: Do you really think anyone even knows you exist? If they did, they wouldn't care.

God’s Truth: “How precious also are Your thoughts to me, O God!
How vast is the sum of them!
If I should count them, they would outnumber the sand.
When I awake, I am still with You.”
Psalm 139:17-18



"Search me, O God,
And know my heart;
Try me and know my anxious thoughts;
And see if there be any hurtful way in me,
And lead me in the everlasting way."
Psalm 139:23-24


 Which of these lies have you believed before? What are some others that you believe? What Scripture do you use to combat those lies? 

Why Should I Pray?

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If God’s will is going to be done in my life, then why am I praying?

This year, I had been praying very hard for God to work out some stuff in my life. But it seemed He always answered me with a “no” and I kept telling myself it wasn’t God’s will. So very quickly a question arose in my head, “If God’s will is going to be done, then why am I even praying?” 
Even after I’d made my peace with my specific problems, that question didn’t leave. Although I never stopped praying, I didn’t quite know why I was doing it.
A few weeks later, I asked a friend my question. Honestly, I was expecting her to say something like, “Because God said to pray, you should pray.” or something like that. I wasn’t expecting her to give me a satisfying answer. But she told me that prayer isn’t just a time to ask God for stuff, but it is also a time to surrender those things to God and humble ourselves before Him.
This little, basic piece of information that she gave me completely changed my approach to prayer.  Instead of asking, asking, asking and then being confused and sometimes hurt when God said no,  I started surrendering all my cares, worries, and concerns to Him and trusting Him with the results.
I know this may seem basic to you, and it was for me too! But my friend also reminded me that our faith IS basic! We are the ones that make it complicated when it doesn’t need to be that way! I was expecting a long, complicated answer or formula, when all along, my answer was to remember to simply surrender.


How have you always viewed prayer? Do you have any prayer requests? Share in the comments!

Remembering Elisabeth Elliot: Day 3

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We will continue on with Day 3 of this series  inspired by Tyler Smith from Logos Talk who compiled this list of Elisabeth Elliot’s most famous quotes.

Check back tomorrow for our first article called “Why Should I Pray?” by Liza Grace.

Here is today’s quote:

“I have one desire now – to live a life of reckless abandon for the Lord, putting all my energy and strength into it.”
-Elisabeth Elliot

Can you truthfully say this is your only desire? How do you think we can live lives of reckless abandon? Share in the comments!

Remembering Elisabeth Elliot: Day 2

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As I talked about in yesterday’s post, Elisabeth Elliot recently passed away. As a result, Tyler Smith with Logos Talk compiled this list of her most famous quotes.

If you do not know who she is, you can read a brief biography by clicking on this Logos Talk link.

            We will continue on with Day 2 of Elisabeth Elliot’s quotes, which will be posted Tuesday thru Thursdays every week.

Here is today’s quote:

“Faith does not eliminate questions. But faith knows where to take them.”
-Elisabeth Elliot


What are your thoughts on this quote? Share in the comments!

Remembering Elisabeth Elliot: Day 1

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           Two days ago, on Sunday, Elisabeth Elliot went to be with the Lord. As a result, Tyler Smith with Logos Talk compiled this list of her most famous quotes.

For the next several weeks, I would like to post one of these quotes every day to encourage you all and to help us remember this incredible Christian woman.

If you do not know who she is, you can read a brief biography by clicking on this Logos Talk link.

Here is today’s quote:

“The fact that I am a woman does not make me a different kind of Christian, but the fact that I am a Christian makes me a different kind of woman.”
-Elisabeth Elliot

What are your thoughts on this quote? How has being a Christian shaped who you are as a young lady?

Morning Glory Blog Launch!

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Howdy! Howdy!

I am beyond excited to be announcing Morning Glory's own blog! For over a year, Morning Glory's Daily Devotional has been sent out to young ladies all over the country! It is so thrilling to see what God is doing through Morning Glory and the ways He is expanding it!

The purpose of this blog is to encourage girls to pursue Jesus with their whole heart. I hope that this will become a place to share and receive advice on subjects like God, friends, family, guys, fashion, books, crafts, etc. There will be posts every Monday and Friday. Take a moment to browse the site!

If you do not already receive the Daily Devotional, I would highly recommend you subscribe! Also, feel free to spread the word about this new blog!

In the comments section, be apart of the excitement! What do you want to see on this blog?

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